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Education Maintenance Allowance

Part of Opposition Day — [9th allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 2:15 pm on 19th January 2011.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Conservative, Vale of Glamorgan 2:15 pm, 19th January 2011

The NFER data that the Secretary of State has highlighted are startling, in that they demonstrate the amount of dead-weight and inefficiency in the existing arrangements. Can my right hon. Friend tell us whether he has had any helpful suggestions from the Opposition as to what changes could be made to target support more efficiently, particularly in light of the needs of many students that he has highlighted?